Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program
The objective of this professional doctorate in business administration is to provide participants with the opportunity to make significant contribution to both theory and practice in the field and to develop professional practice at the highest level. It is a practical and research-based doctoral program in business and industry which is designed for mid-career executives who have already completed the MBA (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to further enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in the field. As such it is a specialist qualification which is aimed at professional development in business and industry. It will help students apply research-based thinking to business ideas while deepening and broadening their ideas of business practice. The program provides students with innovative approaches for integrating academic knowledge with professional practice. Students will be actively encouraged to choose a topic for the DBA thesis that is related to their area of responsibility in an organization or an area they wish to focus upon in their career path.
The program is placed on level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF, 2012) which correspond to the 3rd Cycle of qualifications as defined by the Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area, (QF-EHEA, 2005).
Total duration for completing the program on a full-time basis is three (3) years. And for part-time enrolment it is five (5) years. This is divided into courses, research seminars and workshops, and the DBA thesis. The course component of the program amounts to 60 ECTS credit points. The remaining component (i.e. the DBA thesis) represents a total of 120 ECTS credit points.